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“Stinky cafeteria food”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Da Big Kahuna Waikiki - CLOSED

Da Big Kahuna Waikiki
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Santa Barbara, California
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2 reviews
“Stinky cafeteria food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

I was staying on kuhio and had heard about this restaurant so I decided toay a visit. The shady people outside passing out coupons should've been a indication of the quality of the place. I went there four years ago and it wasn't too bad but famous years later it really went down hill. I sat down and wanted to order a beverage so I asked for diet sprite they didn't have any I asked for sparkling water they didn't have any so I asked for cranberry juice they didn't have any and it was barely noon so I didn't understand why they'd be so empty on drinks, all the seemed to have was alcohol so I asked about their "famous fish bowl" and the women explained that they have a fish bowl but due to the fact that they haven't went out and purchased anymore fish bowls they can serve it in one with little toy fishes but they'd have to take it back. I found this almost as false advertisement because on the window they have a little poster advertising it so I just ended up ordering a quesadilla with regular water and my family member ordered a burger to which he later got sick. Also walking in you'll notice a stench which I'm sure is coming from the dirty carpet which smells like stale beer. I wonder how often they clean they place .

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere. Nice food. Good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Nice meals, great atmosphere, good service and on both visits enjoyable musical entertainment. Reasonably priced as well

Visited November 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Local Food at Local Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Great ambiance and good is solid. Not over priced but reasonable. Drinks are decent and if you're courageous order the Fishbowl.

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Sydney
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159 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice casual place to eat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

This reastaurant was a nice pitstop in Honolulu. A variety on the menu to choose from and the food was nice. Unlimited soft drink refill was good and the staff were friendly. They had a guitarist playing as well which was just at the right volume. Would recommend.

  • Visited January 2012
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

No dislikes. Greetings when you first walk in,is very friendly. Service is excellent, food is awesome. The menu is great, you can have a full meal that you'll want to take a nap after, or just some "Pupus", something light. Great place to relax, have refreshments, and listen to some live, mellow entertainment. When you're in Waikiki, I highly recommend making this place as one of stops.

Visited October 2012
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